Friday, April 29, 2011

Fizzy Birthday Cupcake Bath Bomb

Fizzy Baker Birthday Cupcake Bath Bomb

Price: $9.99

What I Say:
This is a really easy quick birthday fix for most women (and probably a few men). If you need an easy happy birthday that doesn't involve getting a real cake, this is a good solution to show you care and to also encourage someone to indulge a little and enjoy their birthday with relaxation. It's also very very inexpensive so it works well as a good random gift for those you don't know so well.

What Others Say:
I sent this to my friend for her birthday. I didn't have much money and I had no clue what to get her. I am so glad I found this, she was thrilled to get it. She said it was almost to pretty to use she was just gonna set it on her bathroom windowsill for awhile. And I spent under $15 including shipping while making my friends day!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aveeno SPF 30 Moisturizer

Aveeno Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, 2.5-Ounces

Price: $14.96

What I Say:
I'm the worst at forgetting to wear sunblock. In the morning, though, I do tend to remember to moisturize before my day, so why not cut corners and do both at once? This moisturizer is handy and light. It's a good unisex product and can really help protect your skin against sun damage and dryness throughout the day.

What Others Say:
I am very happy to have discovered Aveeno makes an SPF-30 face cream in their Ultra-Calming line. It is not heavy at all - unusual for a high SPF and absorbs into the skin well. Doesn't cause breakouts or make my skin greasy (I have combination skin).

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Price: $9.72

What I Say:
This book is a stunning piece of writing. It tells the story of a young woman that grew up mostly homeless with the most concerning parents in the world. Instead of being a tragic tale, its brilliant writing has a great mix of comedy and interest. It's hard to put it down and well worth the time to read it. It's technically a memoir but it reads like a great work of fiction.

What Others Say:
First, "The Glass Castle" is a real page turner - - I couldn't put it down and finished it in about four hours - - a record for me!
It's probably the most thoughtful and sensitive memoir I can ever remember reading - - told with such grace, kindness and fabulous sense of humor.
It's probably the best account ever written of a dysfunctional family -- and it must have taken Walls so much courage to put pen to paper and recount the details of her rather bizarre childhood - - which although it's like none other and is so dramatic - - any reader will relate to it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony iPhone Clock Radio

Sony Clock Radio for iPod (Black)

Price: $34.37

What I Say:
It's hard to give up things that you're used to. For many, a clock beside the bed is par for the course. This version though, lets you also keep and charge your iPhone or iPod right by the bed, while giving you a nice big clock to check throughout the night. You can also use it as a clock radio so you can be woken up by your favorite music instead of random radio. It also has a battery that holds power in case you have an outage while you sleep.

What Others Say:
Love it, and it is even better than the description makes it sound. I love that I can set the volume for the alarm itself so that I can listen to music while I fall asleep and not have to worry about it being too low in the morning to wake me up. I also love that I can turn the backlight off at night.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Silicone Balloon Whisk

Le Creuset Silicone Balloon Whisk

Price : $24.95

What I Say:
The beauty of this whisk is that, not only will it work wonders for all your whipping needs, but it's quiet, and it won't scratch up your metal mixing bowls. Silicone really is one of the most wonderful additions to a complete kitchen. This particular whisk also comes in several colors so it's not hard to match it to anyones chosen decor or favorite color. It may be a bit more expensive than some other whisks, but it will certainly last a long time, remain comfy in your hand, and be a joy to use.

What Others Say:
This whisk is wonderful. Nicely shaped, soft silicone handle fits perfectly in your hand. The silicone whisk is durable, the head is well made and does not crush when whipping as some of the other silicone whisks I've tried have. The silicone is molded into the handle, so you don't need to worry about food getting inside the handle or the silicone peeling off. Definately a must have for any chef from beginner to advanced!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Magnet Balls Executive Toy

Magnet Balls Jumbo Edition - Bigger. Better. Stronger. 216pc 6mm Jumbo Magnets in Collector's Tin

Price: $19.95

What I Say:
I'm a sucker for executive toys. I love fiddling with things when my hands aren't busy and these are great. You can turn them in to pyramids, necklaces, throw them at metallic things. It's a great thing to play with or a really easy gift when you have no idea what to get someone.

What Others Say:
I love Magnet Balls and have a few sets of the original size, as well as some of the colored versions (black and gold). I was very excited to see that a jumbo version was being released. After a few days of playing with them, I have to say that I am not disappointed! This larger set allows me to create more shapes and seems stronger than the smaller sized versions.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Burts Bees Lip Balm

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube - .15 Ounce sticks

Price : $4.99

What I Say :

This is a winter must have. It tastes yummy, it feels yummy, and it smells fantastic. This wonderfully natural lip balm is a good staple for anyone to have, or to give.

What Others Say:

I have used these for 6 years now. I first used these when I was taking a medication which temporarily made my lips very dry and these very quickly alleviated my problem. Now, I no longer need to use these everyday but I still do because they prevent any cracking or chapping of my lips.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Price : $6.99

What I Say:

This is honestly one of the most compelling books I have read this year. It is written as an oral history of the world after the turning point. It recounts many stories of what happened during the Zombie War, and it does so in a way that keeps you turning page after page as fast as you can. If the world were to be taken over by zombies, I believe that it is likely it'll happen the way Max Brooks suggests.

What Others Say:

The fascinating book could have been easily expanded over 1000 pages or a series, but efficiently covers the rumors of infection, the eventual spread across the globe, and the sacrifices of surviving the battle against the growing horde. The entire dynamic of the zombie existence, the merits of extreme cold or hazards of the ocean, is superb. The storyline truly captures a struggling spirit against a mindless and unconventional foe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

USB Car Charger

2-Port USB Car Charger Adapter for MP3, Cell Phone

Price : $3.17

What I Say:

This handy device works to charge all USB powered devices. This is great for road trips or just to have on hand in case you find yourself with a flailing device that needs some juice... and you can't beat the price!

What Others Say:

We end up having a lot of gadgets in our vehicles that need to be charged/powered. This charger definitely helps when you need more ports. I ordered two since they were a good price. I've been using a few weeks and it consistently works - can't ask for more!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sil-Pat Non Stick Baking Sheet

Price - $15.98

What I Say:

Of all the items that I have in my kitchen, this is probably in my top three favorites. It's smart and simple to use. Nothing sticks to this puppy. I use it for baking fish, bread, cookies, potatoes, and anything else that will fit on a regular cookie sheet. It's economical in that it is completely reusable again and again, and much better for the environment than using disposable liners.

What Others Say:

As a professional chef in a very busy hotel, I find myself using this product more often than reaching for a can of PAM - if not for the solitary reason that it lasts and lasts through hundreds of cycles in and out of convection and conventional ovens - and never needs more than a wipe with a damp cloth! At home this ease of cleaning as well as its non-failing performance makes this and easy product to grant a full five stars!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Introduction to Daily Amazon

Welcome to Daily Amazon! Your source for some of the best products that Amazon has to offer. The concept behind this site is to provide quick and easy product ideas in a number of categories for those that seek inspiration for items for themselves, gift ideas for all types of people, or just something to look at to pass the time.

Daily Amazon will launch on Monday, April 18th 2011. You can expect daily updates for great product ideas, Monday through Friday. Got a product that you want to recommend for us? Send it in with our contact form and we'll check it out and share it if we can. Make sure to tell us what you say about it.

Every month, we'll randomly select a contributor for an Amazon gift card. Thanks and enjoy!